The National Judicial Council NJC has issued Policy Directions on political and Election-Related Cases to Heads of Court nationwide.
The decision was made during a meeting with the chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Tanko where new policy directions were formulated.
According to NJC, the decision is part of efforts to curb incidences of issuance of conflicting orders or judgments capable of disrupting the ongoing electioneering process.
With the new direction, Heads of courts will henceforth bear responsibility for shortcomings found in their area of jurisdiction.
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